It’s no secret that we love installing Windows from USB flash drive here at IntoWindows. Readers who have been following us for a long time probably know that we have already covered numerous utilities and methods that help you install Windows on USB drive and run Windows from USB flash drive.
A little over a weak ago, we showed you how to create an image backup of a bootable USB flash drive so that you can ready your flash drive whenever you want to install Windows from USB, without having to execute commands and wasting too much time. This time around, we have a software that not only lets you create a bootable USB drive but also lets you backup the bootable drive.
WinUSB Maker is a free utility that helps you load Windows setup files onto the USB drive and then install Windows from USB drive. With the help of WinUSB Maker, you can create Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8 bootable USB flash drives. This software can also be used to install Linux operating systems and other recovery discs based on Linux.
Unlike some programs that support only ISO files, this program can be used even if you have extracted setup files.
WinUSB Maker sports a straight-forward user interface. Using this tool is fairly simple. Run the program as administrator, select your USB drive that you wish to make bootable, click on Setup to USB menu in the left-side, select Windows ISO file or Windows setup folder and finally click Make USB Bootable button to begin transferring the files onto the USB.
The backup and restore functions are also very straight-forward. Currently you can restore the USB drive image backup to the same device only.
It’s a free software and supports both 32-bit and 64-bit Windows operating systems. Please note that the current version (2.0) is in beta stage but works great.